Voice Actor Tomoyuki Morikawa Adds His Voice to CoeFont as the AI Voice Platform Launches its beta Voice Changer!
CoeFont’s new Voice Changer will allow users to transform their voices to their favorite digital voices in real-time.
CoeFont Co., Ltd., a registered tech startup at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, developer and provider of services utilizing AI, announced that it will start providing a beta version of its CoeFont Voice Changer, which converts users voices in real-time, August 4th, 2023 (Friday). The beta version will provide the voices of CoeFont’s original characters, “Arial”, “Mirial” and “Averni”, free of charge. The company is also developing a new original character “Canel” using the digital voice of popular voice actor Tomoyuki Morikawa. August 4th, 2023, 12:00 JST
The widespread use of generative AI has led to the development of AI voices that replicate those of actors and singers without their consent. These voices are being used and shared without authorization, as current laws do not adequately regulate their use. This puts voice actors in a vulnerable position, as they are unable to prevent the unauthorized use of their voices or receive compensation for use. To address this issue, our service creates registered digital voices from both professional and amateur voices, and we are working on creating a system that will enable our members to receive fair compensation for the use of their digital voices.
With CoeFont Voice Changer, users can transform their voices into different voices in real-time while respecting the rights of the digital voice creator. In the beta version, users can access the voices of our original characters, “Arial”, “Mirial”, and “Averni”, at no cost. Simply download the desktop application to convert your voice into any of these characters. In addition, our team is developing a fresh, original character, “Canel,” using the digital voice of famous voice actor Tomoyuki Morikawa.
As additional voice actors convert their voices into digital voices on our platform and make them accessible to the public, we hope to compensate the digital voice creator whenever their voices are used in text-to-speak (TTS) and real-time voice changing. We aim to become a hub for digital voices, creating a safe environment for voice actors and creators to flourish in the AI era.
■ About the CoeFont Voice Changer
With CoeFont Voice Changer, you can transform your voice into your preferred digital voice in real-time. Look out for more digital voices that will be added soon.
■ About the CoeFont Voice Changer Service
The CoeFont Voice Changer is a feature that allows users to download a desktop version of the application to convert their own speaking voice into a voice of their choice in real-time. First, as a beta version, the app will be available with the digital voices of some of CoeFont’s original characters. The number of compatible voices will be gradually expanded in the future.
＜Digital Voices Available on Voice Changer＞
In the beta version, the Digital Voices of some of CoeFont’s original characters are available free of charge.
［Digital voices available in the beta version]
[Digital voice coming soon]
For now our software is compatible with Windows. We will be adding MacOS in due course.
■Comments by Tomoyuki Morikawa, representative / voice actor, AXEL ONE Inc.
“I am pleased to announce that I am the voice actor for CoeFont’s new character, Canel. While it is natural for some to feel unease about the role of AI in our society’s future, it also holds hope. I have been working with CoeFont on this project since September 2021. It was exciting to work with (CEO) Shogo Hayakawa, who has such incredible vision. From the initial concept of a text-to-speak digital voice it was gradually developed into a futuristic Voice Changer. This new AI technology has created a new space for voice actors to work and create. I’m excited to see how users interact with it, and how it grows in the future. I hope this collaboration will inspire people to imagine how AI technology like CoeFont’s can contribute to a brighter future for society.”
■CoeFont CEO Shogo Hayakawa
I came up with the concept of developing CoeFont from the thought, “I don’t like my own voice, so why can’t someone else’s voice do the talking for me?” I am very happy that this wish has now come true and our Voice Changer can now be released. We are especially excited to be able to take on new challenges with the help of the famous voice actor Mr. Morikawa, utilising CoeFont’s AI voice and contributing to the creation of a new *Voice Hub supporting voice actors. We will continue to gradually expand our library in partnership with professional voice actors, so please stay tuned for more exciting announcements.
About the CoeFont Platform
CoeFont( https://CoeFont.cloud ), an innovative AI Voice Platform using the latest AI technology to convert voices into expressive, easy-to-use digital voices which can be used with Text-To-Speech, Voice Changer, and Cross-Lingual TTS. The CoeFont platform provides immediate access to our Voice Hub with over 10,000 diverse digital voices. Whether for training sessions, internal announcements, audiobooks, promotional content, or live during meetings or streaming, these voices are always ready to bring your ideas to life.
About CoeFont Co., Ltd.
Established in 2020, CoeFont Co., Ltd., registered at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, develops and provides AI-based services. The company is currently focused on AI-based speech synthesis and is developing an ethical and inclusive AI voice platform. CoeFont ( https://CoeFont.cloud), is available in all countries and regions.